Holcomb Fire Officials Seek Public’s Assistance

Forest Service Press Release, SAN BERNARDINO, California, June 21, 2017

Forest Service Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance to help establish the cause of the Holcomb Fire which started on Monday June 19, 2017.

Anyone who may have been in or around the area of the Pacific Crest Trail near Holcomb Valley Road north of Highway 18 or the Doble Trail Camp between 6:00 pm on Saturday June 17 and 3:05 pm Monday, June 19th, please call (909) 382-2699.

All calls can remain confidential.

Heat Advisory in effect June 17 – June 21

National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Saturday June 17 through Wednesday June 21, and possibly longer. High temperatures in the valleys are forecasted to be in the 100s, and even at 6500 feet elevation, the forecast is for the low to mid 90s. If you plan to be on the mountain this week, carry water and a filter, know your water sources, take breaks in the shade, and know the symptoms of and remedy for heat stress.

Mill Creek Restoration Day – Saturday June 3

Everyone Is Welcome!
Make a difference and join other volunteers to restore the Mill Creek recreation area to its beautiful and natural condition.  Join SGWA at the Thurman Flats Picnic Area, Saturday June 3, 9 am to 1 pm.

 

* Leave No Trace introduction
* Meet Smokey Bear
* Snacks and Beverages for all participants
* Get involved with _Your_ public lands.

Please bring sturdy shoes, sunscreen, gloves and a smile!

Thurman Flats Picnic Area, Hwy 38 – approximately 3 miles NE of the Mill Creek Ranger Station.

For more info please contact http://sgwa.org/contact

Mill Creek Visitor Center – Summer Hours

Mill Creek Visitor Center will begin our Summer Hours starting Saturday, May 27th.

Mill Creek Summer Hours:
Saturdays and Sundays we will open from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM
Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays continue to be open from 8:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Summer Hours continue until Labor Day.

Don’t forget to get there early on Saturday or Sunday to get a chance at the remaining Walk-in Permits – Weekends are filling up fast, so be sure to plan well in advance for Day Hiking or Backpacking on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday during the Summer!

Questions? Call Mill Creek at 909-382-2882

SGWA Newsletter for May

What have the volunteers been up to? Who is the featured volunteer? What’s coming up for the summer? Read about it here: 2017_05 SGWA Newsletter

New Ranger Talk Schedule for Summer!

The new Ranger Talk schedule for this summer has been posted! Check it out on our Events page.

The talks begin on Saturday May 27 with our own Teddi Boston talking about her solo through-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail back in 1976. For the Memorial Day holiday we also have another talk on Sunday May 28, “The Amazing John Muir and the John Muir Trail”.

Talks begin at 7:30 p.m. and last about an hour. There is free hot chocolate and coffee. Of course bring the kids for a photo op with Smokey Bear!

Only fax or mailed permits accepted as of March 15

Effective 12:00 noon on Wednesday, March 15 2017, we will no longer be accepting wilderness permit requests received via email. Only permit requests received via fax or postal mail will be accepted. For those who do not have access to a fax machine, there are numerous online services that allow you to fax from your computer.
Our fax number and mailing address may be found on the permit application.

SGWA Presents Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour – March 3 2017

Tickets are still available at the Mill Creek Ranger Station, or at the door. Don’t miss this great set of films!

Join the San Gorgonio Wilderness Association when the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure to Redlands, at the Fox Event Center on Friday March 3, 2017 at 6:30 pm.

This year’s screenings feature the world’s best mountain sport, culture and environmental films, letting you experience the thrill and challenges of the mountain environments that inspire us all.

The Banff Mountain Film Festival is the most prestigious mountain festival in the world. Right after the festival, held every fall in Banff, Alberta, the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour starts to travel the globe with stops in about 450 communities and 40 countries.

The 2016/2017 World Tour features an exhilarating and provocative collection of films that explore the mountain world, highlighting new landscapes and remote cultures, and exposes audiences to exciting adventures and adrenaline-packed sports.

At each screening around the world, audiences will see a selection of award-winning films and crowd favorites from the hundreds of films entered into the annual festival.

For tickets and information go to our Events page

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Don’t Forget Every Kid in a Park

Did you know every fourth-grader in the U.S. can get free passes for themselves and their families to America’s National Parks and other public lands? That’s right, FREE! Free access to hundreds of parks, lands, and waters for an entire year. Educators can even get free passes for a whole class of fourth-graders. Learn more at Every Kid In A Park.